Credit Counselling

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We provide credit counselling to help you establish better spending habits that will lead to a more financially responsible life.

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David Sklar & Associates Inc.
5.0
Based on 692 reviews
HN
23:00 06 May 21
I would say my experience with David Sklar was spectacular, they made it really easy for my through the whole process and now 9 months later my bankruptcy is discharged.i would recommend David Sklar to anyone.
A M
14:39 04 May 21
I had a nagging defaulted student loan that was holding me back. There were a few smaller issues that were compounding. The lockdowns really forced me to look into building back my credit and starting fresh.Ashley at David Sklar & Associates at the Keele and Finch location was a blessing. She was thorough in her explanations and answered any concerns I had. She gave me the options and let me decide what was best. After conferring with her, I decided bankruptcy was the best option. She made the process of filing for bankruptcy easy.There's nothing to be afraid of. Stigma attached to bankruptcy but you can reset if you work hard to make it happen.I highly recommend speaking with Ashley if you have any concerns about debt solutions.
Pilar
21:05 28 Apr 21
I highly recommend David Sklar & Associates Inc. They helped me with my finances along with the help of Ashley Carter whom assisted me thoroughly throughout the process of my Consumer Proposal. She is very friendly, professional and updated me occasionally through emails. With her tremendous help, I am very thankful to have accompanied someone like her!
Fribeda Fronda
19:14 27 Apr 21
In behalf of David Sklar & Associates, Ms. Ashley Carter had been working tremendously and diligently to make people’s lives easier and stress free. Through this debt free program, my husband and I had been relieved from the headaches and worries of our financial standing before. Ashley, a soft spoken lady was very approachable and listened to our concerns. She explained to us very clearly the good things that will happen to our best interest. I believe that she is a great asset to the company and an excellent counsellor. My husband and I can’t thank you enough, Ashley, for all your help during those times when we needed it most. As of now, we are enjoying life in our seventies, though how simple it is we are happy because we have the assurance that sooner we will be debt free. Thank you so much Ashley for your kindness and for always being there for us. May God bless you more especially with good health.
Dalia Berger
13:49 27 Apr 21
I was so impressed with the professionalism , the speed, the attention, the compassion, and the efficiency your office of David Sklar provided for me, you provided me with necessary information, you helped me solve a big problem I had , you were always available to answer my questions, I can’t thank you enough ,Will always recommend you to anyone who could use your services, thank youDalia Berger
Jay Caja
04:19 15 Apr 21
The support I received was thorough and timely and the help that I needed with Credit Proposal was addressed in a single interaction. Thank you so much!
stefania cicchino
13:54 27 Mar 21
We worked with Jackie. She is very professional and very caring. She is quick to respond and really cares about helping the people in front of her. I went with my uncle, who was scared of the whole process and mentally delayed. Jackie took her time with us and made him feel at ease. She carefully explained things multiple times and was very encouraging. She was a shining light in a difficult process.
Christine Lowe
16:44 12 Mar 21
Jackie is very professional, kind, supportive and super helpful. She was able to help me get back on track. Great service and I will definitely recommend them.
Belen Trava
19:01 11 Mar 21
Jackie provided me excellent service, was very helpful, and she made feel very secured and she listened to all my concerns.i was speechless with excellent service.
nicole lowartz
17:02 11 Mar 21
Had a great experience and successful result working with Carol at David Sklar & Associates! I was well informed and received great guidance after just the first conversation! She handled everything and helped me build a budget that is realistic and that i can really stick to! I highly recommend Carol and her team at David Sklar. Give them a call!
Kirah32
02:07 03 Mar 21
I've used these services twice and they have always been understanding, supportive and informative. They give you hope when you feel like there is none. I've referred multiple people to them and they've all had the same professional experiences. Jackie Stanley was amazing and got the job done. Thank you!
Kristine San Gabriel
15:14 02 Mar 21
Dealing with any kind of debt can be stressful. Jackie is amazing! Professional, warm and extremely helpful to say the least! She made sure to answer all of our questions, address any concerns and made this whole process as smooth as possible.
Clayton Surujbally
17:09 18 Feb 21
Working with David Sklar has been an easy and detailed process. I am especially thankful for the personal services provided by Jackie Stanley as she has been very informative and always ready to answer any questions or concerns in a timely manner. I highly suggest working with Jackie if the opportunity presents itself.
Chris Thompson
17:11 07 Feb 21
On February 2 l made the somber driveTo David Sklar and associates.I had known this location from having drovePast it many times over the years.I made a appointment using the phone numberOn their door in Pickering, OntLater that day l had a consultation withTrina Powell.Immediately upon meeting with her l wasBecomming more relaxed with the proceedings.Trina, was very down to earth, and very professional.We all have our calling, l can only gather sheHas found hers, and she is very good at herJob, and career.I met with her again two days later but on thisVisit l felt more relaxed, and self assured of myDecisions, having already met with Trina.Thank you! Hat's off to you.I also had a phone zoom call with MarkTo whom as well was very easy, and comfortableTo talk to,Thank you, Mark.The team at David Sklar and associatesShould take great pride, and comfort when theyHelp people, like me and probably so many others.Thank you.
Desiree Balkaran
17:09 07 Feb 21
I have dealt with this company before many years ago when I did my bankruptcy , and found to be very trustworthy, professional, and right at ease. No judgement, very understanding and very supportive. So of course would come to then again when this time did the debt consolidation. The staff is friendly and goes over all the details with you and answers all your questions so you know exactly what to expect and make an informative decisison. I aslo like how if I had any questions could leave a message or email the company and how promptly they answer me back. Thank you David Sklar & Associates for getting me back on the right track and living a life of debt free again. I have my freedom back thank you for all your help and support. Amen 🙏
Elizabeth Thomas
09:18 04 Feb 21
I am so grateful to Rhoda Lewis for an amazing opportunity to start fresh, she is very knowledgeable, professional and very friendly. I felt so comfortable from the moment I walked into her office, I definitely would recommend Rhoda to anyone who is looking for help. I love and appreciate you very much for helping me. After all these years I still kept in touch with you via email just to say thank you. Thank you again so very much and continued blessings.
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Credit counselling in Ontario?

The licensed insolvency trustees at David Sklar & Associates have been successfully helping people achieve financial empowerment through credit counselling in Ontario since 1997.  We know that debt is overwhelming and stressful, which is why we provide a judgment-free atmosphere where we explain your options and help you make an educated decision.  We provide credit counselling services to teach individuals how to manage debt. Our strategies will help you manage credit, budget money, save money and get you back on track.

The initial consultation with your counsellor is free, so even if you’re not ready to move forward you will be able to make the right decision when you are.

Should you choose to file for bankruptcy or a consumer proposal, you will be asked to attend two mandatory sessions of credit counselling which will help you avoid making the same financial mistakes.

What you will learn:

  • How to set & reach financial goals
  • Identify & overcome poor financial habits
  • Create & manage budgets
  • Financial ownership
  • How to use credit effectively
  • How to save money
  • Establish strong credit

We are certified

Our team is made up of certified insolvency counsellors who are equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to provide reputable credit counselling services to you.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A CREDIT COUNSELLOR:

David Sklar & Associates is staffed with patient and encouraging counsellors who are committed to the financial empowerment of every person we assist.

We know that debt is overwhelming and stressful, which is why we provide a judgment-free atmosphere where we explain the options and help you make an educated decision. The team at David Sklar is committed to providing the tools and resources you need to achieve financial wellness.

We are driven and are passionate about helping you erase your debt. When you choose us as your Licensed Insolvency Trustee, you can have peace of mind that we will provide you with compassionate and educational credit counselling services.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to debt management. The counsellors at David Sklar & Associates provide you with the one on one attention you need to establish a debt management plan that is well suited to your needs, capabilities, and lifestyle. Our sessions are catered to your unique needs to help you set feasible goals.

Our team is made up of certified insolvency counsellors who are equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to provide reputable credit counselling services to you.

A good credit counselling agency in Toronto will provide you with a free consultation to assess your unique needs.

When you are seeking debt relief and require a plan of action — but don’t yet want to make a commitment — you can have peace of mind that we will provide you with a free consultation to go over your current finances and your different options. Then, we will work with you to determine the best path to help you achieve debt relief.

We have been successfully helping people achieve financial empowerment through credit counselling in Toronto since 1997. Our team of experienced counsellors understand bankruptcy and debt management and are committed to sharing that knowledge to help you reduce your debt.

Credit Counselling FAQ

The main purpose of credit counselling is to provide individuals with the guidance they need to make better financial decisions and to provide them with the resources and education they need to absolve themselves of debt. These services also exist to help individuals who are looking to file for bankruptcy or a consumer proposal.
Credit counselling in Ontario is required by law when filing for bankruptcy or filing a consumer proposal. In both processes, an individual is required to complete two credit counselling sessions. The first session will typically occur two months into the proposal, whereas the second will generally occur 7 months into the process.

When we provide personalized credit counselling services, we consider your unique needs. We will work with you to determine how long you will require these services. If credit counselling is being provided for a bankruptcy or consumer proposal, you are required to attend two mandatory sessions.

While credit counselling is involved in a consumer proposal, the two are different processes. Credit counselling refers to sessions through which a counsellor provides an individual with financial education to help them achieve financial wellness. A consumer proposal, however, is a legal process through which an individual is able to pay a reduced amount of debt in a set period of time (usually 5 years).

Credit counselling is advised for those with a low consumer-debt-to-income ratio. Credit counselling can either solely help you manage your debt, or help you to identify if you require a consumer proposal or bankruptcy to more effectively rid yourself of your debt burdens. These services are especially beneficial in situations where:

  • You find yourself frequently utilizing cash advances
  • You are applying for additional credit cards
  • You are constantly borrowing money to make monthly costs
  • You are relying on loans
  • You are only paying the minimum on your monthly credits and bills
  • You continue to spend outside your budget
  • You are considering bankruptcy or a consumer proposal

There are many benefits associated with getting credit counselling when you are seeking debt relief. Credit Counselling in Toronto can help you to achieve financial ah-ha moments by providing:

  • Personalized counselling from a trained financial professional like the counsellors at David Sklar & associates
  • Lower interest rates on credit card debt
  • Removed late fees & additional charges on debt
  • Reduced total of debt
  • Loans consolidated into one monthly payment for more manageable repayment
  • Tools and resources for better money management
  • Guidance on bankruptcies and consumer proposals
If you are experiencing serious debt problems, contact us to explore your options. Call David Sklar & Associates at 289-806-2005 or get started with our Quick Assessment Form to book your Free Consultation. During the consultation, we will help you identify what your current financial situation is and how best to fix it. With six offices in the Greater Toronto Area – we are here to help.